Boylesports Interested in William Hill UK Retail Business

Following on from our blog post at the beginning of May, another suitor has registered their interest in William Hill’s retail operation. Boylesports is an Irish bookie that recently entered the UK high street market when everyone else seemed to be selling off and scaling down, and now they are eyeing a potential deal that…

William Hill UK Back Up For Sale

As was suspected when the news first broke of Caesars takeover, the suspected sale of William Hill’s UK assets is going ahead. If you have no idea what i’m talking about, here’s a quick recap. Caesars Entertainment made a successful bid for William Hill back in October, beating off stiff competition from Apollo Global Management…

Is Black Market Gambling a Real Problem or Fake News?

When Michael Dugher, the chief exec of the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), warned the government they risked “sleep walking into a black market disaster” if regulations were tightened too severely, it created quite a stir. Anti gambling campaigners accused him of exaggerating the risk posed by black market gambling websites in order to influence…

William Hill in Bidding War as Share Price Rockets

It was a busy end to the week for William Hill, as news broke last Friday of not one but two companies bidding for a takeover. The share price sky rocketed over 40% in reaction, but although interest had been announced no official offers had been made until today, when a £2.9 billion price tag…

Anti-Gambling MP Tom Watson Joins Flutter

Well that’s a turn up for the books! When he was deputy leader of the Labour party, Tom Watson was severally critical of the gambling industry, calling for serious change on a number of occasions. Now, just a year after resigning due to not getting along with Jeremy Corbyn, he has signed a contract with…

William Hill Calls Time on 119 Shops Post Lockdown

High street betting giant William Hill has confirmed that, due to customers being unlikely to return in the same numbers as before lockdown, they will be locking the door for good on 119 of their 1,500 retail outlets. This news comes at the same time as a reported 32% drop in revenue year on year…